Holes, Walls, and Slabs
Box Gallery presents an exhibition of new acrylic relief paintings by Tom Miller entitled Holes, Walls, and Slabs. Exhibition dates are: August 12 – September 10, 2011. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 12, 5–7 pm.
Miller paints on panel or paper to build low-relief monochromatic or 2-color works, commonly in white and/or grey. The imagery references simple industrial or architectural forms. Some forms seem to hover in abstracted space. In contrast, the matte paint contributes to a sense of visual weightiness. These are bold, elegant works, made even more appealing by subtle imperfections – little scratches, smudges, sketch lines, and pockmarks which recall the makerʼs hand.
Miller writes: “I use forced perspective and symmetry in my work as a structural limitation. I also complicate the image by removing horizon lines. This opens up the space. These two-dimensional works are as much sculpture as drawing and painting. As a result they reside in the middle ground between physical presence and illusion.”